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Old 11-04-2002, 05:40 PM   #1
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Maybe pointless


Hey today I'm going to post some of the things I learned in the last three days :-) but like I said it maybe pointless.

Installing drivers for Audigy sound cards

First download emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.gz
then move it to your home directory.
untar it with
bzip2 -cd emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
then move to the new directory ( emu10k1-v0.20a )
type in ( as root ) make or make install
look at the last few lines it will tell you that there isn't a .config file. Look for the line that tell you that the file is missing from the directory it's looking in ( don't worry I will tell you how to get the file ). First move to the directory the file is missing in then ( at this point you will have to know what kernel and processor {i386, i686, athlon as a example} you are using) then you will have to move to that directory, copy the file to a new directory ( the directory before that directory ) and rename your kernel config file ( linux-2.4.18-3 athlon.config as a example ) to .config .
Now you need to more to the directory you untar the file to.
then make install
then make tools
then make tools_install or make install_tools.
reboot your computer and test your sound :-) you should hear sweet medolies when X start up.

now to add a joystick ( that is analog and uses the on-board serial port ) you have to goto your kernel directory ( I believe it's /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3 { if you are using that kernel and redhat } ) type in make menuconfig ( this is my fav one there are others like make xconfig, ect ) go to input core support -----> joystick and make that a M ( M = module ) ( if you can't then you have to make the input core it self a M then make everything under it a M even joystick ) then move to the char device -----> joystick and change anything that is aimed at your joystick a M.
save and exit
after you exit make dep && make clean && make bzImage
after that is done make modules && make modules_install
then you can ( if you want ) make install ( this will add another kernel but it will be called 2.4.XX-Xcustom ) don't restart yet. now you need to move over to ( if I remember ) etc/rc.d/
and add these line to your file rc.sysinit
/sbin/modules joydev
/sbin/modules analog
/sbin/modules gameport
ok then you must delete your old js* files
do it like this rm /dev/js* or you can move to your device directory and type rm js* and this will remove all the js files from 0 up to 30 ( mine had 30 in it ) then you want to make a new directory in the device directory called input ( so it's /dev/input ) now move to your input directory and type mknod input/js0 c 13 0 ( this is for one remote { if you want more support type in after js0 " mknod input/js1 c 13 1, and so on ) then after that type in so your computer uses this js file ln -s input/ js0 js0.
now restart you should have serial port gamepad support on you kernel.
you can make a file named rc.modules.sh that i think will also load the modules when you start linux but I havn't tested it yet. just add the same lines as stated above if you make the rc.modules.sh file.

Now after you restarted your computer
./modprobe from your /sbin directory
./modprobe gameport
./modprobe joydev
./modprobe ns558
./modprobe analog
to test your supported gamepad type in
jstest --normal /dev/input/js0
you should see some wierd numbers and letters
press the buttons on the gamepad and so on
the numbers should change :-) have fun




peace and thank you for taking time to read my post

Last edited by Peingune; 11-07-2002 at 06:34 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2002, 03:16 AM   #2
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I fixed my mistakes so look again
 
Old 11-05-2002, 04:02 AM   #3
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Good work this should help some people out....

You know that's a cool idea having a forum which has like ways to fix problems or something like that...oh well just a suggestion...

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Old 11-07-2002, 06:42 AM   #4
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I hope it helps some out :-) I mean, When I did this I was just posting and showing my progess in linux ( when isn't big but progess is progress ).

Today I bougth and downloaded a few books
Learn KDE in 24 hours by Sams
Teach yourself Oracle in 21 days
RedHat Linux 7.3 - The Official Red Hat Linux Reference Guide
and teach yourself linux in 24 hours ( like that is going to happen )
and I know the forum is for posting problems but I figure that if a newbie ( like myself ) post his progress then on the board alot of newbies could benafit from it. but this is a forum.


 
Old 11-07-2002, 06:54 AM   #5
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Yep it sure can...

geez those books would've cost a fair bit of $$$

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